I am a woman whose sex drive was totally gone from taking Effexor. So now I'm trying Pristiq and wondering how frequently people have problems with it
11 Dec 2011
Laurie Shay is correct on the wellbutrin but it also has some negative side effects. Unfortunately the low or even no sex drive is a side effect of both the mentioned anti depressants, it's horrible. I also have Low T to compound the problem. It really does help to have a understanding partner who can and will work with you and some drive can be achieved.
11 Dec 2011
Effexor is venlafaxine (sp) and Pristiq is desvenlafaxine. Not much difference, huh? It has been my experience that sexual dysfunction is the major side effect of all SSRI's and SNRI's. I have been on them for over 20 years now and it is possible to have a normal sex life again. I just have a glass of wine, get a massage with body oils... take things real slow, it worked for me. Use your imagination. It helps if your partner is sensitive to your needs.
Good luck Sara,
11 Dec 2011
I wish I had a positive answer for you. I switched to Pristiq hoping to have this particular side effect resolved amongst a couple others, but unfortunately the Pristiq still crashes the sex drive and makes having an orgasm virtually impossible for me. The only antidepressant I know of that has less chance of this happening is Wellbutrin.
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